On Saturday (14), the IEA (International Energy Agency) stated in note to be monitoring the current scenario in Saudi Arabia after the attack on two oil installations. "We are in contact with the Saudi authorities, as well as the main producer and consumer countries. For now, the markets are well supplied with ample commercial stocks. "
Understand the case: in the early hours of Friday to Saturday, a drone attack reached the facilities of Saudi Aramco oil tanker and triggered a fire in the Abqaiq and Khurais units in the Arabian Desert. Hours later, experts opened an investigation and there are suspicions that the Houthis rebels of Yemen would be responsible for the incident, but there are still no confirmations. There's no information on injuries either.
As a result of this attack, the price of the barrel of oil has skyrocketed and may affect oil tanker actions. Today, around 11 a.m. (Brasilia time), the barrel of Brent recorded a high of 9.52% and was negotiated at US $66.95 at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) of London. In the United States, the WTI barrel was up 8.71%, negotiated at US $60.17.
This second, after President Donald Trump's statement authorizing the use of U.S. emergency stock to maintain market stability, the value of the barrel fell from the high.
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